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48 terms

Lit. terms 1-48

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imagery
words/images that create pictures of images in the readres mind
in medias res
teqnique of plunging into the middle of a story and later using a flashback to tell what has happened recently
novel
a book-length, lengthy, fictional, narrative
onomatopeia
the use of a word that is simillar to the meaning
oxymoron
a figure of speech that combines opposite or contridictary ideas
paradox
statement that reveals a truth
parallesilm
use of phrases,clauses, or sentences
parody
the humorous imitation of a work or a person
pastoral
poem that deals in an idealized way
pathos
quality in a work that arouses one's feelings for a character
allegory
stroy in which a noun are symbolic
alliteration
repitition of constant sounds
allusion
a reference to some sort of aspect of literature
analogy
comparison of two unlike things
antogonist
opposite
antithesis
opposite view
aphorism
a proverb
apostrophe
when one speaks to nonliving stuff
aside
internal thought audience
assonance
repition of vowel sounds
aptmosphere
mood
autobio
bio written by that person
bio
when written by somone else
ballad
in verse
blank verse
iambic pentameter
caricature
drawing exaggerated
climax
high point of the story
comedy
characters are common happy ending
conceit
kind of metaphore comparison between to unlike things very
exemplum
story in a sermon
exposition
part of narrative or drama in which an important background
fable
story told with animals
farce
type of comedy based on ridiculous situations
figurative language
not to be interperated litteraly
figure of speech
similie metaphore
free verse
has no meter
iambic pentameter
poetic line consisting of five verse feet
gothic novel
popular in 18th and 19th centuries
hyperbole
figure of speech with exageration
flash back
interupts to show previous events
persona
an asumed personality
personification
a figure of speech in which a non human thing is given human qualities
plot
sequence of events in a story
cacophony
harsh, unpleasent sound
mellifluous
gentle sounding word
forshadwoing
use of hints or clues in a narrative to suggest later events
synecdoche
substitutes part of a whole
novella
a long short story